Political Analysis: April 10, 2012
Guest: Retired Army Captain and Iraq war veteran Paul Chappell
Tonight on Political Analysis, Sandy LeonVest talks to US army veteran-turned-peace activist Paul Chappell, whose personal narrative about his decision to "wage peace" and change the (mythological) narrative about war is as compelling as it is passionate.
Paul Chappell talks about how his own agonizing experience in Iraq -- compounded by a personal history of racism and violence -- caused him to undergo a "moral epiphany" that transformed him from a "soldier of war" to a "disciple of peace" -- but only after scathing self-examination and internal reflection on the absurdity, inequities and futility of war.
Paul Chappell served in the military for seven years, before retiring as an army captain. Today he serves as the peace leadership director of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, speaking all over the US about nonviolent resistance and "waging peace." Paul Chappell is the author of "Will War Ever End?," "The End of War" and "Peaceful Revolution." He is currently working on his fourth book, "The Art of Waging Peace."